Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs)
Each month we will update this page to highlight newly released final reports and information on new and emerging hazards we are evaluating. Check back often to see what we are up to!
Assessment of Metalworking Fluid Exposure at an Automotive Part Manufacturing Plant
After our initial visit, the company lowered metalworking fluid mist levels below the NIOSH REL by improving local exhaust ventilation and adding a splash shield to compressed air guns. However, in a follow up visit, HHE Program investigators found some machine operators with skin rashes and breathing problems. We recommended the company continue improving metalworking fluid management practices, and train employees about the health hazards of metalworking fluids. To read the full report go to https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2013-0075-3264.pdf .
New HHE Video Series Shows What Happens on a Site Visit
Ever wonder what happens when the Health Hazard Evaluation team visits a workplace? Watch 3 new HHE videos to get a glimpse into our activities. Each video shows a different type of testing or sampling conducted in a workplace and reactions from the employer and employees.
2015 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2015 annual report. Our report includes summaries of projects that were interesting and other highlights of our year. We hope the report stimulates conversations about who the HHE Program is and how we make a difference for the health and safety of employees throughout the United States. A link to the annual report is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/pdf/2015annualreport-508.pdf
- Page last reviewed: June 11, 2014
- Page last updated: May 26, 2017
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation, and Field Studies